IG’s wings to be clipped as Sindh set to change law

Staff Reporter

Karachi

The Sindh government has decided to propose changes in the present police law and will present a bill in the ongoing assembly session in this regard, sources informed on Thursday.
The provincial government is amending the Police Act to avoid a similar situation as the one it faced with the present police chief, Inspector General AD Khawaja.
In April this year, the Sindh government ‘surrendered’ Khawaja’s services to the federal government over reported differences with them — a move that was overturned by the courts later.
The legal changes will limit the role of the provincial police chief and also define the ambit of the home minister with regard to his role in police affairs.
The IG will have the authority to transfer and post officers of Grade 18 and below only (SP-rank and below).
The tenure of the police chief is to remain three years, sources added. Moreover, the law will not let officers with criminal records be promoted to the next rank.

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